Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

29 Nov 2007, 02:33pm by Brian Fremeau

Fremeau Efficiency Index: Week 13

Missouri may top the human polls heading into the final week of the regular season, but Brian Fremeau's college ranking system says that the best team in the country is still LSU. Plus, Brian looks at strength of schedule and how it is used in the FEI.

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31 comments, Last at 02 Dec 2007, 2:23am by Sid

29 Nov 2007, 01:01pm by Ben Riley

The Week in Quotes: November 29, 2007

Dude. In this week's TWIQ -- brought to you courtesy of some random beer, dude -- Neil Rackers does his best Sean Penn impersonation, Arthur Blank denies Bobby Petrino's plan to pull a Saban, and Rod Marinelli threatens to cut the minds out of Detroit radio. Dude!

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42 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2007, 1:39pm by Sid

28 Nov 2007, 06:27pm by Bill Barnwell

Scramble for the Ball: Sloppy Seconds

This week, Bill Barnwell asks if we can learn anything from a game where punts don't even bounce on the turf, while Jason Beattie reviews other games played on in adverse conditions. Plus Best Bets, Loser League, and Keep Choppin' Cactus.

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27 comments, Last at 02 Dec 2007, 1:57pm by Sid

28 Nov 2007, 01:24pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: The Anti-Pats Blueprint?

The Philadelphia Eagles managed to do the unthinkable Sunday night and actually play four competitive quarters against the New England Patriots. Does that mean the Eagles have unveiled a blueprint that other teams can follow to beat the Patriots? We explore that question in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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192 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2007, 6:45pm by Charger Charlie

27 Nov 2007, 06:13pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 12 DVOA Ratings

Wondering how much Sunday night's surprising near-loss to the Eagles dropped New England's DVOA rating? Would you believe the answer is "not much at all?" The top eight teams all stay basically the same, while good things are happening in Minnesota and Ohio.

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161 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2007, 5:16pm by Sid

27 Nov 2007, 01:26pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Vikings over Giants

When the opposing defense scores more points off passes from your quarterback then you do, it makes it pretty easy to figure out what the problem is. Unfortunately for the Giants, the best way to fix their passing attack is sitting in an NBC studio. Plus: Minnesota, playoff contender? It has come to that.

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54 comments, Last at 28 Nov 2007, 9:49pm by Jin

26 Nov 2007, 06:52pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Aloha

Despite year-long chaos, we're close to a relatively controversy-free BCS -- including an invite for Hawaii should they finish an undefeated regular season. Plus, the JLS Trophy and the updated BlogPoll ballot.

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81 comments, Last at 29 Nov 2007, 3:20pm by witless chum

26 Nov 2007, 08:54am by Doug Farrar

Audibles at the Line: Week 12

The Patriots narrowly escape their first loss, and the Bears narrowly escape postseason oblivion in what may have been the game of the year. Predictions about the insanity of Philly talk radio abound, and Patrick Kerney goes off for the second straight week. Thanksgiving is covered in retrospect, the sanity of kicking to Devin Hester is once again discussed, and FO tackles the CFL!

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221 comments, Last at 28 Nov 2007, 10:41pm by Sid

23 Nov 2007, 05:49pm by Stuart Fraser

Players Have Opponent Adjustments Too

We frequently talk about how the difficulty of a team's schedule affects their statistical achievement, but what about the individual players? Join Stuart Fraser as he searches for the most extreme opponent adjustments of the DPAR era and discovers that 2000 was a very strange year for schedules.

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17 comments, Last at 27 Nov 2007, 4:42pm by Herm?

22 Nov 2007, 01:24pm by Russell Levine

Seventh Day Adventure: Thanksgiving Feast

With much still to be decided in college football, this weekend offers a cornucopia of meaningful matchups. Russell breaks them all down with podcast guest Bruce Feldman of ESPN The Magazine.

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189 comments, Last at 27 Nov 2007, 2:20am by David